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On March 9, 1967, Lawrence Joel, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his selfless actions in Vietnam, making him first living African American since the Spanish-American War to receive it.

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Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness is one of the most highly decorated American airmen of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his heroism on a mission that took place just over a week before he was shot down and taken prisoner for nearly six years.
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Against all odds, a Navy boat captain in Vietnam whose boat stumbled onto a massive enemy logistics operation commanded his troops to victory.
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Few knew the real reason why Air Force CMSgt. Richard Etchberger gave his life during Vietnam, until he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
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Despite several mortar and grenade wounds, Army Capt. Roger Donlon saved many lives while defending his camp during the Vietnam War.
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